How about this band!? I like it when it’s so funky, you can smell it! I can’t holler loud as him no more, but I used to can do that!
— Buddy Guy about Nick Bell
They went down really well and I thoroughly enjoyed their set, as did the audience. They are good musicians and good to watch as well as listen too, as they do give out, and I like that.
— Mick Box of Uriah Heep
Chicago’s Hottest Up and Coming Guitar Player. PERIOD!
— Rock Chicago Magazine
Play your guitar BOY! How about this guy; kickin’ some ass tonight!
— Walter Trout

Biography


Nick Bell is a prominent, up and coming Chicago-land Blues and Rock guitarist. Influenced by the likes of Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, and countless others; Nick plays with a distinct, fused, Blues-Rock style.

 

At 24 years old, Nick Bell has shared the bill and stage with the likes of: Buddy Guy, Bret Michaels, Uriah Heep, Edgar Winter, Supertramp, Grand Funk Railroad, Dokken, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Three Dog Night, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Pat Travers, Popa Chubby, Larry McCray, Loverboy, Here Come the Mummies, Tower of Power, Magic Dick of J. Geils, Gary Hoey, Anthony Gomes, Jackyl, Pablo Cruise, Guitar Shorty, James Armstrong, John Nemeth, Jason Ricci, Dave Uhrich, and many others.

 

Originally born in Chicago in 1993, and spending a big portion of his childhood in Europe, Nick's background is from Moscow, Russia. With two parents in the music business, his love for music was natural. Starting at age 12, he began learning the guitar by ear. Currently Nick fronts his own power trio, performing throughout the Midwest, focused mainly in the Chicago area.

 

Nick and his band have performed at various venues and festivals across the country, including: Wrigley Field, The 75th Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota, Buddys Guy's Legends, The Arcada Theater, The Hard Rock, Chicago's Navy Pier, The Double Door, Chicago Blues Fest, The Mancow Show, and countless other festivals around the country.... See Nick in a venue near you!

I have been going to concerts and enjoying music since the mid-sixties and it did my heart good to experience this young guitar prodigy, who is quite comparable to many of the great guitarists I have seen. I wish him nothing but continued success.
— Peter Sakas-Rock Chicago Magazine